Robert Reed Riddle

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October 29, 1936 ~ April 5, 2016

Robert Reed Riddle, 79, Sioux Falls, went Home to his Savior at the Sioux Falls Veterans Hospital palliative care unit April 5, 2016.

Family visitation will be 5-7pm Monday, April 11, 2016, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a short prayer service at 7pm. Memorial services will be 1pm, Tuesday, April 12, at Heartland Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls, with Full Military Honors.

Robert Reed was born October 29, 1936, to Harold and Ethel (Kitterman) Riddle, in Huron, and raised near Doland. Bob graduated from Doland High in 1954. After high school, Bob drove school bus and owned and operated Riddle’s Standard Service in Doland, S.D. before serving in the Air Force from 1959-1963. Bob married Marlys Rose in 1966. He drove truck, owned Riddle Bros. Trucking, with his brother Daryl, and later owned Robert Riddle Trucking. He also owned a gravel hauling business.

Bob was passionate about hunting and fishing and was involved in Ducks Unlimited for many years. Bob and Marly started spending their winters in Harlingen, TX about ten years ago and spent their summers at Brant Lake, near Chester, SD.

Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marly, Sioux Falls; three children, Christina Riddle, Sioux Falls, Mike (Marsha) Peterson, Sioux Falls, and Sherry Peters, Howard; six grandchildren, four siblings, Daryl (Dianne) Riddle, Sioux Falls, Don Riddle, Denver, CO, Jan (Mickey) Riddle, Sioux Falls, and Patricia Riddle Thompson, Rockland, MA.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Ethel (Kitterman) Riddle; sister-in-law, Laverne Riddle; brother-in-law, Dan Thompson; and two wives, Carol Riddle and Dee Riddle.

Bob supported his daughter Christina’s involvement in Faith Family Church’s Target X Children’s bus ministry. So in lieu of flowers please send donations in memory of Bob Riddle to Faith Family Church, 127 N Spring Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.

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  • Lura Sargent says:

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing, he was a wonderful person and will be thought of often..thoughts and prayers to you Marlys, Tina & Amber:(

  • Jim Erb says:

    My condolences to Bobby’s family. I have fond memories of times at the lake. RIP Bob.

  • jill wingert says:

    I love you Tina and Amber. I pray GOd’s peace be with you and your family. He must have been an awesome Dad to have such an amazing daughter as you Tina. Love always, Your family is in my prayers.

  • Rod (T-Rod) Polley says:

    My condolences to the Riddle family. I drove for Bob & Daryl in the late 70’s and early 80’s, he was one of the best Bosses I ever had, he always took good care of us and treated us like family and I never forgot that.

  • Peggy (Riddle) Engquist says:

    We send our deepest sympathy to all of you. Uncle Bob was a wonderful man and always so fun to be around. I have many fond memories and especially of last September when we were able to spend quality time in Massachusetts with Pat and Grandma. We send our love and prayers to each of you. He is re-united with all the loved ones that went home before him. RIP Uncle Bob.
    Mark and Peggy

  • John & Patty Reiter says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing..We had such fun with him at the truck shop in Renner…He will be missed..R.I.P>

  • lori pederson says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you today. I only met Bob once and he spoke so proudly and lovingly of his family Tina and Amber and told happy stories of his long marriage with Marlys.its a blessing to have a loving husband and father.

  • Duane Divich says:

    Bob was a high school classmate and a life long friend. I have fond memories of sports, hunting and custom harvesting. Bob’s mom was like a second mom to me and I spent many meals and nights in their home. Bob was one of those amazing people who never made an enemy. Everyone loved him and held him in high regard. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. Sorry I cannot make the service, but my heart and prayers are with Marly, and all Bob’s family. God Bless you during this time of adjustment. Glory to God– Bob is with Him.

    Duane Divich

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